Santanu Vasant is the Head of Educational Development and Digital Education at London Metropolitan University. He has a BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology and Design, a PGCE in Secondary ICT from Brunel University London and a Masters’ in Education from UCL. He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
His research interest is in the field of designing physical and virtual learning spaces. He has written book chapters on the use of PebblePad e-Portfolios for Business Education in Pebblegogy, 2011, Bring Your Own Device – policy and practice in higher education in Smart Learning (2015) and Academics’ Understanding of Learning Spaces: Attitudes, Practices and Outcomes Explored through the Use of Social Media in Social Media in Higher Education: Case Studies, Reflections and Analysis (2019), Developing praxis through active blended learning and authentic assessment in Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management: An Educator’s Handbook (2021) and Learning Design in Higher Education: Building Communities of Practice in Measurement Methodologies to Assess the Effectiveness of Global Online Learning.
Santanu has 19 years of experience in higher education in a variety of Academic Development roles, having previously worked at a number of London Universities including most recently University of the Arts London. Since December 2020 Santanu is the creator and host of the TalkingHE Podcast.